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La Union Province commits to real change through agritourism strategy

The Provincial Government of La Union’s commitment towards transformative governance is to bring real change through good governance and revolutionizing public service delivery. Their promise is manifested in their strategy to be The Heart of Agritourism in Northern Luzon by 2025. The main thrust of the province’s strategy is to focus on destination development [...]

2017-07-21T05:18:28+00:00 July 17, 2017|

Pilar 2020: A historical take on local development

One of the most historic landmarks in Bataan is the Dambana ng Kagitingan (Shrine of Valor), also known as Mt. Samat Shrine. Located near the mountain’s summit in Pilar, Bataan, the shrine commemorates the bravery and sacrifice of the Filipino and American soldiers who died in the Philippines during World War II. Pilar is also [...]

2017-07-21T05:39:22+00:00 July 17, 2017|

Mariveles seeks top spot in industrial tourism by 2020

Mariveles, once a small fishing town, is known as the industrial center of Bataan because it houses the Freeport Area of Bataan (FAB). However, the municipal government believes that Mariveles has the potential to be a tourist destination that can complement its vast hectares of factories. Hence, the municipality aims to be the number one [...]

2017-07-21T05:40:09+00:00 July 17, 2017|

Samal in business for good governance

When Samal Mayor Generosa Dela Fuente presented the municipality’s governance story at the June 21 revalida, like the rest of the presenting public institutions that day, she made it known how positive she was of its progress under the Performance Governance System (PGS). “Step by step, Samal rises as a next wave municipality in Bataan. [...]

2017-07-21T05:40:54+00:00 July 17, 2017|

Orani eyes a future in ecotourism

As a municipality with more than a third of its land area devoted to forest reservation and the Bataan National Park, Orani’s natural endowment will be the key to its sustainable and inclusive growth and the anchor for its vision to rank within the top five ecotourism destinations in Central Luzon by 2020. Even with [...]

2017-07-21T05:41:26+00:00 July 17, 2017|

Children’s hospital moves forward with sustainable governance

The Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) is currently working towards its vision of becoming the globally recognized Philippine institution in pediatric and perinatal healthcare in research, training, and service. PCMC is a government owned and controlled corporation (GOCC) and specialty hospital under the Department of Health (DOH). Since opening its doors to patients on 23 [...]

2017-07-21T05:42:22+00:00 July 17, 2017|

Transformation stories at governance forum

On June 21, 2017 the Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA) will gather over 200 members from government, business, academe, and civil society to discuss governance reform at its Public Governance Forum at Bayanihan Center in the Unilab Compound. The forum is a venue to explore the link between governance and national competitiveness, long-term development, [...]

2017-07-19T06:55:17+00:00 June 19, 2017|

May 2017: Notes from the Field

This month, the Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA) worked with several partners on their strategies and launched its latest book under the Dream Philippines campaign. A post shared by ISA (@isacenterph) on May 4, 2017 at 8:32pm PDT ISA worked with the Climate Change Commission in developing their Division Performance and Commitment Review (DPCR) [...]

2017-07-19T06:56:29+00:00 June 1, 2017|

Beyond Change: ISA’s 2017 Fundraising Gift

One of ISA’s most anticipated events is the yearly launch of a new work by its Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Jess Estanislao. Beginning last year, ISA decided that instead of putting the book on sale as usual, it would be given as a fundraising gift for a simple campaign to enlist civic support for [...]

2017-07-19T07:03:43+00:00 May 10, 2017|